Mr Routledge and Miss Robinson

Autumn Term 2019

A warm welcome back after the long summer holidays – we hope you all enjoyed a well-earned break after a very busy time in Year 1.

We start the first term of the 2019-20 academic year with a focus on the core subjects of English and Maths, children will be assessed informally in reading, writing and maths, to establish their starting point for the year. Children will be assigned a set reading day, where they are expected to bring their school reading book into school to read with an adult – please continue to read as much as possible at home and write a short comment in their home reading record. Children will receive weekly spellings once they have settled into their new routine, spellings will focus on a specific year 2 related spelling rule. Spellings will be tested weekly, every Friday morning.

Children will receive 2 hours of physical exercise every week, both inside and outside, please send your child’s full PE kit into school every Monday morning for the week ahead.

In our topic work this term will be looking closely at ‘Marvellous Machines’. Our science this term will be ‘Animals – inc Humans’, as part of this, can children please bring one photograph of themselves as a baby for display in the classroom. In history we will be looking at Inventions that change Britain. Later this term, in geography, we will be exploring Winter celebrations around the world and getting ready for our Christmas performance.

Again, this year we will be setting a creative homework tasks each term and this will tie in with our topics.

We look forward to working with your amazing children and seeing all their commitment and determination blossom in their first term in year 2 at Glynwood.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to any of the year 2 team.

Thank you in advance.

Year 2 team.


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